September 22, 2017
I am so excited about a new product we are carrying in the Folkwear store: naturally dyed, organic Eri silk embroidery thread!
This thread comes from Botanica Tinctoria, a company that sources sustainably made trims, voile, and threads. Eri silk is durable and strong (and the worm is not killed in the processing). The thread is GOTS-certified organic, and is dyed with natural materials and safe mordants in a closed loop process in India. You can feel good about using this thread.
We carry Madder Red and Mid-Indigo Blue - two colors that are traditionally used in clothing embroidery in many cultures. This 8-stranded thread will be perfect to use, separated (and often together), for any embroidery stitching on 107 Afghan Nomad Dress, any of the garments in 109 Little Folks, 142 Old Mexico Dress, 209 Walking Skirt, and many others. There are so many uses for embroidery thread in our patterns when doing traditional handwork - from couching (Afghan Nomad Dress) to applique (Hungarian Szur, Big Sky Riding Skirt) to quilting (Turkish Coat, Quilted Prairie Skirt).
Environmentally and socially sustainable, and used to create hand-sewn, beautiful garments - this thread is the opposite of fast fashion. We are proud to carry such a product and can't wait to see what you make with it!
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